Rand Paul Suspends 2016 White House Campaign

Republican senator from Kentucky finished in fifth place in Iowa caucuses.

Doina Chiacu
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) holds his cell phone as he speaks before announcing his presidential campaign, April 7, 2015.Credit: Reuters
Doina Chiacu

REUTERS - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul suspended his 2016 campaign on Wednesday, he said in a statement two days after the Iowa caucuses. 

The U.S. senator from Kentucky, a libertarian-leaning candidate, finished in fifth place in Iowa with 4.5 percent. 

"It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty," Paul said in a statement.